Microsoft Shows What Their New XBox One Can Do

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by Richard Groves

LOS ANGELES -- Microsoft just wrapped up it's XBox press conference at E3 2013, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

The event opened with a long game trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which showcased the XBox One's advances in graphics, as well as Kiefer Sutherland providing the voice for the lead character.

After a brief mention of the XBox 360, a slew of XBox One game trailers followed, many showing actual gameplay. Titles included Ryse, Killer Instinct, Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3 and Halo. Between trailers, the XBox One's new gameplay recording function was demoed, which integrates with gaming site Twitch, and just before bringing the press conference to an end, pricing was announced; The XBox One will launch in November for $499.  The conference ended with a trailer and demo of sci-fi shooter, Titanfall.

Microsoft XBox One

It wasn't all about the XBox One though. A new "smaller, sleeker and quieter than ever" XBox 360 was announced and is available starting today, demonstrating Microsoft's commitment to continue supporting the console despite the XBox One being on the horizon.  XBox Live Gold members also have more to look forward to. Starting July 1st, Microsoft will offer two free game downloads a month, starting with Assasins Creed 2 and Halo 3.

This press conference acted as part two to Microsofts previous XBox One event where they revealed the new console to the world, releasing the specs and demoed some of it's new features, with little mentioned about gaming but with more of a focus on being an entertainment hub for your living room.


The complete list of games shown today were:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • World of Tanks (XBox 360)
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (XBox 360)
  • Dark Souls II (XBox 360)
  • Ryse
  • Killer Instinct
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Minecraft
  • Quantom Break
  • D4
  • Project Spark
  • Crimson Dragon
  • Dead Rising 3
  • The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt
  • Battlefield 4
  • Below
  • Black Tusk
  • Halo
  • Titanfall

 

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